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Postby jwmartin » April 8th, 2012, 8:42 pm

I had a bunch of effects pedals I wasn't using, so I put them on talkbass for sale. My plan was to buy a Tech 21 VT Deluxe, but I found the exact bass I had been wanting in the classifieds before my stuff sold. I made an offer and got it. After all my pedals selling, this baby cost me an extra $15. Squier Vintage Modified 70's Jazz in natural maple. It was new in 2010 and doesn't look like it has ever been played. I put new Rotosound 77s (flatwound Jazz) strings on it last night and took it practice today. It sounds incredible and really punchy. Pic is at the following link.

http://i.imgur.com/eKLGL.jpg
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Postby TRGuitar » April 9th, 2012, 12:27 am

Very nice! I like the inlays.
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Postby Nuno » April 9th, 2012, 6:27 am

I was considering that bass when I bought my Squier and it is really good for the bucket... In your case, obviously, it is extremely good for the bucket!

And does it sound good with flatwounds? Did you note a difference? When I bought my latest set, I was looking for flatwounds and the sales person recommended the roundwounds. Since it was a new store, I never knew if he was right or simply he sold the strings that he preferred...

Congrats!

btw, I was reading about the Tech 21 yesterday...
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Postby jwmartin » April 10th, 2012, 10:52 am

I'm a huge fan of flats. My P-Bass has had the same set of La Bellas on it for 3 years. I had flats on my 5 string Jazz, but put Rotosound rounds on it trying to get mid-rangy punch. But they are just uncomfortable and I get a lot more finger noise and squeaks with the rounds. The Rotosound 77 Jazz Flats sound quite different from the La Bellas (and not just because they are 3 years old :D ). They are brighter and have more of that snarl the rounds usually have. With the Jazz pickups, I was able to dial in that tone I was wanting. I think I'm going to switch back to the D'Addario flats I had on my 5 string since I have this Jazz now.
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Postby jmb-d » April 10th, 2012, 3:52 pm

I've been eyeing that very bass since the store where the wife and I take lessons became a Fender dealer.

I took it for a "test drive" for one of my lessons and really liked it.

BTW, nice avatar. :wink:
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Postby Brian Krashpad » June 6th, 2012, 3:15 am

Congrats! Nice looking bass.
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Postby jmb-d » June 9th, 2012, 4:31 pm

Following up...

I ordered one of them for a belated birthday present and picked it up last week. Really enjoying it... getting used to the (substantially) heavier weight as compared to my Yamaha RBX-270 (single P pickup, alder wood body), but definitely digging the tone.
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Postby jwmartin » June 11th, 2012, 9:14 am

jmb-d wrote:Following up...

I ordered one of them for a belated birthday present and picked it up last week. Really enjoying it... getting used to the (substantially) heavier weight as compared to my Yamaha RBX-270 (single P pickup, alder wood body), but definitely digging the tone.


Cool! Hope you enjoy it as much as I am enjoying mine. I picked up my P-Bass a couple of weeks ago after not playing it for a while and had forgotten how thick the neck was.
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Postby TRGuitar » June 13th, 2012, 7:35 pm

Wow! Just noticed the avitars.....
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